1962 Daimler Dart SP250 'B' Spec.

Lot: 619

Sold for (£): 36,300
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1962 Daimler Dart SP250 ( B Spec ) manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Rare, quirky and distinctive British Sixties' classic...

  • Long-term ownership from 1973 and first time ever on the market
  • Finished in Damson with a stunning Red leather interior
  • Four-wheel disc brakes, reclining leather seats, a packed dashboard and Edward Turner's V8 masterpiece
  • Fully restored in 1995 from the chassis up and driven just 1000 miles since
  • Comes with the original Buff Log Book and Bill of Sale 
  • You would struggle to find a better example of this innovative British Sportscar


Lot Details

Registration: 280 HAO RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1962 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 25000
Model: Dart SP250 ( B Spec ) MOT expiry: 2018-10-19
Warranted: No Chassis number: 103984

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


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In period, the SP250 was regarded as rather quirky and its shape did divide opinion somewhat, however, with the passage of time its 'futuristic' lines now look just right and the 'Dart' has evolved into a very desirable classic.


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Edward Turner designed, 2.5-litre V8 engine. With 140 bhp, this V8 masterpiece, revered by sports car enthusiasts for its smooth power delivery, could propel the SP250 to a top speed of 125mph. 


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Vehicle History


When Jaguar bought Daimler in 1960, they were rather concerned about the SP250's reported chassis flex and to address this they introduced the 'B-spec' version with extra outriggers on the chassis and a strengthening hoop between the A-posts. The later car also benefitted from a number of detail improvements including an adjustable steering column. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history